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10-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,382
Posted By scarlson

I did one side of the crown - and then ran out of...

I did one side of the crown - and then ran out of silver!!

But, it was the side with the internal conduit. I rather like the way I did it, but it was somewhat hard to get everything to fit up...
10-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 581
Posted By scarlson

I (still) drive a SAAB, so this ain't my first...

I (still) drive a SAAB, so this ain't my first rodeo - and it happens in my career too, as companies phase out the large-scale purification equipment my lab needs to make concentrated RNA samples for...
10-16-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 839
Posted By scarlson

Official whine of CnV? Probably "The fork is...

Official whine of CnV?

Probably "The fork is bent" or "This photo should've been taken from the drive-side".

:roflmao2:

I do like Chateau Ste. Michelle.
10-14-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,120
Posted By scarlson

I hated the studded tires, but I think I'm in the...

I hated the studded tires, but I think I'm in the minority.

When I used them commuting in Vermont, they posed problems at very low temperatures on dry road. When it was very cold, the rubber got...
10-06-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By scarlson

I had it happen to an old Campy Record hub on my...

I had it happen to an old Campy Record hub on my old Trek, touring in France, when I was 14. Basically identical to the OP's failure. We were in the town of Roquefort (where they make the blue...
09-26-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,032
Posted By scarlson

One other tip if the dental pick or thumb don't...

One other tip if the dental pick or thumb don't work, is to try drilling from the backside. The hole in the backside serves as a convenient drill guide to keep you lined up. And, if you hold the...
09-15-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By scarlson

6706, so that's 1974. Cool! You should see if you...

6706, so that's 1974. Cool! You should see if you can get the build sheet!


It's got crazing, but not sure which way the lines run. One of these days I can grab a photo.

The lines in the...
09-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By scarlson

+1, am happy it is here. Made my morning :)

+1, am happy it is here. Made my morning :)
09-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By scarlson

Well, you've got options. 1. You can send it to...

Well, you've got options.
1. You can send it to Pastor Bob, who is very reputable on these forums, and get back a like-new freewheel, however he decides to fix it. It won't cost you too much, and...
09-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By scarlson

Top (smallest) gear on the freewheel is visibly...

Top (smallest) gear on the freewheel is visibly worn, and that is your problem. The chain will ride up over the tops of the teeth, because its rollers are settling into the "hooked" area of wear on...
09-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By scarlson

Welcome to the Taylor Owners Club :thumb:Ah what...

Welcome to the Taylor Owners Club :thumb:Ah what fine work! Those pencil thin stays are a hallmark of the Taylors' build style for mixte/sport frames. The Taylors commonly marked the rear dropouts...
09-05-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,092
Posted By scarlson

I will dig in my heels on this one, and provide a...

I will dig in my heels on this one, and provide a few more counterexamples.
lonesomesteve 's Frek has the stem drilled for a bell. I believe it is also an SR Custom. He rides a lot and is still...
09-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,092
Posted By scarlson

I've drilled and tapped 5 stems for bells:...

I've drilled and tapped 5 stems for bells: Cinelli 1A, two Technomics, a Technomic Deluxe, and an SR Custom. That's all my bikes. I don't think it's a problem. A lot of them are also drilled for the...
08-29-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,382
Posted By scarlson

Well, I bought some fork parts and here I go! I...

Well, I bought some fork parts and here I go!
I bought the Nova steerer that gugie recommended, the pre-raked forkblades and sloping crown that Doug Fattic recommended, and reused the old Suntour...
08-25-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By scarlson

Damn, people in seattle give away nice stuff!

Damn, people in seattle give away nice stuff!
08-24-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,064
Posted By scarlson

Didn't it use to be, you could get cartridges of...

Didn't it use to be, you could get cartridges of "compressed air" that was actually R12 freon? Wonder if those were ever used as tire inflators. Talk about ecocide! :twitchy:
08-23-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By scarlson

Antique French frame pump brand "Gina" ...?

Bought this for my Herse and Taylor, because it looked the right length to fit the pump pegs and the prices for ADHOC "Ventose" pumps even in awful condition had me choking.

It's French, says...
08-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,064
Posted By scarlson

Why not just use a pump? They are so light & good...

Why not just use a pump? They are so light & good these days! Back in the days where the choice you had was Adhoc Ventose, Silca Impero, or Zefal HP/X, sure a CO2 inflator made sense. Nowadays it's a...
08-15-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By scarlson

Yah, for a lot less than that, in fact! ...

Yah, for a lot less than that, in fact!


Right, I agree. But what gets me is that he doesn't listen to advice or suggestions. southpawboston and I have both tried to have a chat with Jan about...
08-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By scarlson

I would not do this. I have used these rods and,...

I would not do this. I have used these rods and, while the repair is strong enough for some applications (rods like this are especially popular for HVAC refrigerant tube work), I would not trust it...
08-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By scarlson

True facts!! :D Can vouch. My French friends...

True facts!! :D Can vouch.
My French friends all think I'm crazy.
08-13-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By scarlson

Right, I got ya. Alls I'm saying is there's no...

Right, I got ya. Alls I'm saying is there's no expander, it's brazed in so it's a few g lighter than a traditional threaded-threadless conversion. It's not like the later Herse quill stem you posted...
08-13-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By scarlson

I dunno, that's how my real René Herse is. I...

I dunno, that's how my real René Herse is. I guess it looks janky but it is lighter weight than a Pearl, because there's no quill/bolt/expander. An old Cinelli with the aluminum expander bolt from...
08-08-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,730
Posted By scarlson

This. It all depends on the university she's...

This. It all depends on the university she's going to.

Campuses in rural or affluent suburban areas in my experience don't have as much of a theft problem, and locking the bike next to a big...
08-07-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By scarlson

I have two (bought used from ebay). One on the...

I have two (bought used from ebay). One on the Vitus and one on my Trek. My friends in the Cambridge Vitus Club have another that sorta circulates among them. Excellent ratio of cost to lightness....
07-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By scarlson

Yes, chains are getting shorter... ...

Yes, chains are getting shorter...

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07-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,596
Posted By scarlson

Thank you for the kind words. I am also not used...

Thank you for the kind words. I am also not used to crying this much. There's all the times you expect to see him and he's just not there. I know he's better off not suffering, but still I miss him.
07-14-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By scarlson

I've had toe clip overlap, and while I've not...

I've had toe clip overlap, and while I've not fixed it with Berthoud stays, it certainly is less likely to cause an issue with the Berthoud stays. This is because they are less likely to really hang...
07-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By scarlson

Huh those are beautiful. I should make some for...

Huh those are beautiful. I should make some for myself!! :lol:
07-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,596
Posted By scarlson

Thank you for the kind words. His whiskers used...

Thank you for the kind words.
His whiskers used to be all black. He started growing a white whisker on the left side about a year ago, and we thought it was a pretty punk thing to do. Then he got...
07-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,596
Posted By scarlson

Kitty died a few days after his 17th birthday. We...

Kitty died a few days after his 17th birthday. We knew he had inoperable, metastatic cancer, so we tried to give him the best last days we could.

We knew he had a weird affinity for strawberries....
07-02-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By scarlson

Wow, neat that you know the whole provenance...

Wow, neat that you know the whole provenance complete with previous owners! When you posted that picture, I didn't realize that it was of your _actual_ bike back in the day. That's a rare thing. With...
07-01-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By scarlson

What a beautiful bike! :love: 58 was an...

What a beautiful bike! :love:

58 was an interesting year for Claud. Holdsworth bought up the trademark in July, but he'd already sold his tooling and his works in '57 according to this site...
06-29-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By scarlson

Panaracer/Pacenti Pari-Moto! I think they're 95%...

Panaracer/Pacenti Pari-Moto! I think they're 95% as good as the Compass Herse ones, but half the price. They run a little smaller than 42, probably around 40.5 or 41 on my Pacenti Brevet rims.
06-21-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,618
Posted By scarlson

The bridges won't break unless they were either...

The bridges won't break unless they were either badly brazed in the first place or developed cracks during use. If it breaks, in my opinion that means you already had problems. The high-end Motos...
06-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,596
Posted By scarlson

Ohh, I'm so sorry. I am going through this now...

Ohh, I'm so sorry. I am going through this now with my kitty. He just turned 17 and has been diagnosed with renal carcinoma, so as soon as he is having more bad days than good, we cannot go on. I am...
06-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By scarlson

You can always make them yourself, if you have a...

You can always make them yourself, if you have a lathe and several hours to kill!
...
06-15-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By scarlson

If the cracks don't go too far, you might be able...

If the cracks don't go too far, you might be able to save the frame by brazing on some of those star shaped bottle reinforcements. Like these:...
06-14-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,382
Posted By scarlson

It's true - but there is a little bit of a joke...

It's true - but there is a little bit of a joke in here that you may not be privy to. Insidious C. gave me the frame and fork for free! :lol:
06-12-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,382
Posted By scarlson

Trek Ishiwata fork failure

First of all, I am without a scratch. :)

My Trek (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175556-rene-hubris-treat-trek.html) came with the slightly infamous Ishiwata death fork, which I was...
06-04-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,794
Posted By scarlson

That "racing" rear view mirror is from...

That "racing" rear view mirror is from mee!
06-03-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By scarlson

There's also the paperwork. According to federal...

There's also the paperwork. According to federal tax code, we are not required to report income on small personal sales as long as it is a personal item sold at a loss. But massachusetts and Vermont...
06-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By scarlson

Classic and Vintage Sales! Mixed in with a...

Classic and Vintage Sales!

Mixed in with a healthy dose of good karma from giving away stuff, ensuring that I will get other stuff for free, and the Box o Crap and machining/brazing other parts...
06-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By scarlson

584 is 650b. 650c is actually 571 so it's...

584 is 650b.

650c is actually 571 so it's actually 53.24t. Even more close to correct.
06-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By scarlson

The lockring should be reverse threaded. The...

The lockring should be reverse threaded. The smallest cog should be forwards threaded.
05-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By scarlson

Anyone notice how Jan turned off comments on his...

Anyone notice how Jan turned off comments on his blog a month or two ago? It was all in preparation for his shorty fender teaser, which I'm sure will be followed by the product drop.

Meanwhile,...
05-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,766
Posted By scarlson

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and...

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and I guess I still have some parts left over in the bottom of ye olde junkpile. I had them posted in the "for sale" forum, but I don't want money for...
05-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By scarlson

For free: Dunlop EA3 36h rims and a chrome fender

Here are some good quality, "made in England" Dunlop EA3 (26x1-3/8") 36h rims, and a fender for the same wheel size. Good for your old roadster or other three-speed type thing. A little surface rust...
05-25-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By scarlson

I've had people ask me to "straighten" a wheel...

I've had people ask me to "straighten" a wheel like that. In such a case, the appropriate response is to cut all the spokes and unpin the rim joint, and unroll the rim into one long "straight" piece...
05-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By scarlson

I'll echo what's been said above. It's a very...

I'll echo what's been said above. It's a very personal decision and unfortunately you may need to figure it out via trial and error. I say unfortunately because good quality saddles can be quite...
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